Apple’s iPad Mini With Retina Display Goes On Sale Today For $399

ipad-mini-retinaThe iPad Mini brings the best of the iPad Air, but in a smaller 7.9-inch screened package, with Retina display technology in tow. So, since it’s lighter, smaller, and has the same internal specs, Apple has priced it aggressively (to them, at least). The 16GB with WiFi sells for $399, or you can add $100 more for each step in the 32GB, 62GB and 128GB versions, or $130 for an LTE model on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon.

So, if you’re planning iPads for the holidays, now is the time.

Via: Apple

Moto X Customization Is Finally Available On All Four Major Carriers

image001 (1)Ever since the Moto X made waves for Android as a smartphone that could be handled and understood by all, along with some of the most innovative features ever placed into a mobile operating system, users waiting for customization methods as seen on the AT&T models have been left out in the cold. But finally, Motorola has added support for Moto Maker on Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile with custom signatures.

So, if you’re into that sort of thing, now is the time.

Via: Motorola

Call of Duty: Ghosts (PC) Review: Go Storm The Castle

Call-of-Duty-GhostsIt’s another year, and therefore another Call of Duty. At the helm of the first-person-shooter wars for the longest time, CoD has been seeing less and less popular appeal lately, due to the fact that repetition in practice can either be incredibly boring, or incredibly useful.

In this particular case, Infinity Ward and two assisting studios have created a near-future CoD title, with the setting of a special operations unit tasked with defending what’s left of the United States, against a new and powerful enemy, originating south of the equator.

Nokia Lumia 1520 Launches On AT&T November 22nd For $199

lumia-1520Both Microsoft and AT&T are taking orders for two products launching on November 22nd: a 6-inch 1080p HD handset called the Lumia 1520 and the Xbox One gaming console. The Lumia 1520 will be available in 16GB matte black, yellow, and white, with a glossy red version as well. The camera is 20 megapixels and features the latest version of the Windows Phone operating system, with AT&T’s 4G LTE network to boot, all for $199.

Huzzah, for one more valiant try at making the Windows Phones successful.

Via: AT&T

Google Glass Monthly Software Update: Directions To Home And Better Agenda

MyAgendaGoogle Glass has received its regular monthly update, this time even less important than previous ones, but very much an improvement, nonetheless. The first new feature is “by popular demand”, apparently, and is rather simple but actually an excellent idea: By saying, “OK Glass, get directions home” the headset will conveniently fulfill the request for aid.

The same assistance applies to agendas:  The “OK glass, Google” command followed by “my agenda” for details, or get more specific with something like “what am I doing in November?” and you will receive the requested info.

Sounds like a decent tweak to go along with the updated Google Glass Explorer headset.

Via: Glass (G+ Page)

Sony Engineer Tears Apart The PlayStation 4, And It’s Beautiful

ootri-ps4-teardownGrace the sight above: Sony engineering director, Yasuhiro Ootori, has taken apart a PlayStation 4 inside of the company’s headquarters in Tokyo’s Shinagawa district. Taking about an hour and a half, he took apart the fragile 8GB of GDDR5 memory, x86  processor chips, built-in power supply and motherboard, with a plethora of screws; we’ve all been able to see what the inside of a PS4 looks like, before its American launch later on in November.

Also present in the teardown is the Blu-Ray drive, WiFi, Bluetooth, input ports and the physical casing. Who knew that things in pieces could be so mesmerizing?

Via: Wired

Google Nexus 5 Review: Awesome, But Don’t Rest On Your Laurels

The Nexus 5Oh, it is interesting. Every year, Google refreshes its lead Android phone line, the Nexus brand, by building the newest Android software version with a new body and creating an in-house device. Sometimes, it’s a hit-and-miss sort of arrangement.

But, this year? The Nexus 5 is capable of a lot of things; being successful is not even the tip of the iceberg: the 16GB model sold out in less than half an hour. Being $350 as an off-contract, unlocked smartphone with some of the highest-end specs in the industry. isn’t even cutting it close. So, what is it then?

It’s the possibilities. Don’t worry, the review below explains what is perceived.

Nikon Made The Full-Frame Df Camera So Outstandingly Beautiful

nikon-dfWith an ISO range of 12,800 and expandable to ISO 204,800 all via a physical dial, the full-frame Nikon Df camera is just what a professional photographer ordered, with the price to go along with it — $2,999 for the 1.56 pound body and a new 50mm f/1.8G lens, or $2,750 body-only starting later this month. One really awesome fact: it supports the current AF, AF-S, DX and AF-D lenses, but also Ai and non-Ai Nikkor lenses going all the way back to 1959.

Thankfully, Nikon made sure that the Df wasn’t just a beautiful camera, but one that could shoot pretty great photos, with a 16.2-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor, shots at 5.5 frames per second, an optical viewfinder with 100 percent field of view (thanks to the pentaprism hump), and displays the shots you took on a 3.2-inch screen filled with 921,000 dot resolution. Its dimensions are totally within the retro camera stage: 5.6 x 4.3 x 2.6 inches, so it is a little large, but strangely, as part of the engineering, it features a small battery, so video recording is not an option.

Still, it’s amazing to look at.